Julie Edelman The Accidental Housewife

Energy Saving Tips

“Uh, Lisa, the whole reason we have elected officials is so we don’t have to think all the time. Just like that rain forest scare a few years back: Our officials saw there was a problem and they fixed it, didn’t they?”
—Homer Simpson

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Flush Less

Flush Less

Wee wee two times before flushing to conserve water since avg. flush uses  3 ½ gallons.  NOTE: Non-household members excluded.

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Point and Shoot

Point and Shoot

Get a laser thermometer that measures leaks so you’ll know where heat’s escaping in the winter and AC in the summer.  Be sure to check socket and switch plates too!

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Shut It

Shut It

Every time your loved ones leave the fridge, freezer or oven door open up to 30% of cooled or hot air can escape…ka ching, ka ching

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Order In

Order In

Don’t cook one night nor do dishes-Order in food that comes in their own containers w/serving utensils (Chinese) or finger/friendly  yums like pizza

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Flick ’N Flip

Flick ’N Flip

When you’re watching TV or a flick, flip the light switch off to save energy and to create a movie theater-like setting.

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Plant a Tree

Plant a Tree

According to the Power TV.com gurus, you can reduce your AC costs by 25% if you plant a tree near a very sunny room.

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Take Charge

Take Charge

Rather then charge your cell phone at home, charge it while you’re driving.

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